[koh-chee; Japanese kaw-chee for def 1]


a seaport on central Shikoku, in SW Japan.
Formerly Cochin. a seaport in W Kerala, in SW India: first European fort in India, built by Portuguese in 1503.

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Contemporary Examples of kochi

  • The Indian coast guard was called and a few days later, they intercepted the Enrica Lexie and guided it to the port of Kochi.

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Historical Examples of kochi

  • An interesting thing in Kochi is the area by the sea in which two crops of rice are grown in the year.

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British Dictionary definitions for kochi



a port in SW Japan, on central Shikoku on Urado Bay. Pop: 326 490 (2002 est)
another name for Cochin (def. 2)
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